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An Interview with Blogger, Krupa Lakshminarayanan of “Ishtyleawhile.com“

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Thanks for taking the time to chat with SIW. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your blog.     

Krupa : Hi! My name is Krupa.

I am a teacher by profession, a dancer at heart and a blogger the rest of the time. I have always loved writing and well being a dancer means that I have been exposed to makeup since I was a young child. However I started using makeup on an everyday basis only when I started working.

What inspired IshtyleAwhile would be my profession and my love for writing.

What makes your blog so unique and why should people read it?          

Krupa : As teachers we almost always have to look our best and I have some of the most stylish yet elegantly dressed ladies around me. After the first month I realized that I was wearing the same routine combinations and started looking for different ways to dress up a sari. That’s when I found that there were not many blogs that focused on dressing up Indian wear and that’s exactly what I try to show.

Who said one kurti can’t be styled in more than one way or that you had to wear only gold accessories with a sari. IshtyleAwhile aims to show what the average Indian woman can do with her ethnic wardrobe.

Also being on a teacher’s salary meant I needed to budget my spending, so a lot of my makeup looks are easy on the pocket and quick to do.

Keeping both these aspects in mind, I showcase the complete works- makeup, hair, outfit and accessories for any look.

Style is what you make of it. That’s what I believe in.

How often do you blog?              

Krupa : Initially I was very irregular with blogging, and when I say initially I mean for almost 1 and half years I wrote only when I inspired. However now I have found my routine and I blog three to four times a week.

What has been your most successful blog post to date and what was it about?

Krupa : I started a series called Avatar which shows different ways to style an item like pants or a white tee. That series has been very successful

Also I have done posts on different styles of wearing saris for Navrathri- Bengali, Assamese, Marathi, Gujrathi.

Everyone was amazed at the fact that I managed to look like a traditional Bengali despite being Tamil brahmin.

What do you find most challenging about blogging?     

Krupa : Trying to find my niche was what kept me from blogging regularly initially. Now that I have found that what I love the most is putting together a complete look, I have been a lot more inspired. I think the toughest part of blogging is finding that one thing which keeps you motivated.

What are some of your favorite author blogs and why?               

Krupa : I started by reading ISimplyLoveMakeup.com by Samyukta and I loved her style of writing.

One of my favourite blogs currently is TheConscienceFund. The author Divya has a really unique way of presenting the content and her pictures are amazing.

Poonam of Beauty and Makeup Matter always inspires me to try and take my eye makeup to a different level.

Mily blogs at Pinkrimage and well she always manages to review products that most people are unaware of.

When it comes to fashion blogs, Kavya D’Souza of StreakHueFall has a way with her words and her styling.

Blog URL : Ishtyleawhile.com

Category : Beauty

All images are property of “Krupa” and required permissions have been taken to publish it on www.smartindianwomen.com website.

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